Rahm Emanuel Apologizes for 'Retarded' Comment
Obama's chief of staff personally calls Special Olympics CEO
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Suggested by carol
Posted Feb 2, 2010 3:41 PM CST
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Rahm Emanuel says he's sorry he called liberals “retarded” in August, and he has personally apologized to the CEO of the Special Olympics. "The apology was accepted,” a White House aide tells the Washington Post. The comment has drawn fire since it came to light, and it prompted Sarah Palin to demand that Emanuel be fired.